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Open today from 10:00 until 17:00

Opening hours next week
Day Opening hours
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Overview of opening hours
Kleinzand 16
8601 BH Sneek
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0515 - 41 40 57

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Gevel Fries Scheepvaart Museum van buurhuizen
The Fries Scheepvaart Museum in Sneek
Gezinsrondleiding in het Fries Scheepvaartmuseum
Family taking a guided tour at the Fries Scheepsvaart Museum

At the Fries Scheepvaart Museum, travel through Frisian maritime history and the past of Sneek and its surroundings. From skûtsjesilen and the Frisian navy to the Waterpoort (water gate) in Sneek.

Ship models

The ship model section focuses on Frisian coastal navigation, inland navigation (e.g. 18th century skûtsjes), beurtvaart (to transport passengers, livestock and freight along fixed routes at fixed prices), the fishing, maritime freight and shipbuilding sectors, and the Admiralty of Friesland. The unique pleasure craft section includes older and more modern sailing yachts. The backbone of the collection consists of 300 ship models and a few real vessels.

Period rooms

The Sneker Oudheidkamer displays how traders from Sneek and Southwest Friesland used to live. Nine period rooms display various 18th and 19th century homes, from a luxurious dining room to a farm’s opkamer (a room on a slightly higher floor level, above a basement). The ice exhibition hall focuses on ice skating. The stories of the exhibits are told in many ways, via information sheets, audio tours and multimedia (short films). For the kids, there is a Children’s Museum (Kindermuseum).


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